Bodyguard cop nabbed for drunk driving

Sicelo Dladla

Sicelo Dladla

Police yesterday confirmed that a colleague who works as a bodyguard for the speaker of the provincial legislature, Willies Mchunu, is facing drunk driving charges.

Mandla Yeni was arrested on Saturday while driving a state vehicle, allegedly under the influence of liquor.

Police said when Durban Metro police caught up with Yeni at the Snell Parade a "strong smell of liquor" greeted them.

He was tested and their suspicions were confirmed.

"The test was positive and the blood alcohol level was over the legal limit," said police s[pokesman Muzi Mngomezulu.

"Police then took him to Durban central police station where he was locked up," he added.